Canterbury successfully defended the shield 23 times before losing to Auckland 40–31. Canterbury achieved its first threepeat, only the second province (Auckland) to accomplish this. The Canterbury Rugby Football Union (also referred to as "Canterbury" or "CRFU") is the governing body for rugby union in a portion of the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Experienced inside back Willie Wright will start off the bench after only 70 minutes of club rugby having recovered a serious injury suffered in the Heartland Championship last season. “Buller will be up for it, there is no doubt about it. Canterbury hosted Otago in the final, defeating Otago 30–19. Canterbury recorded 9 wins and 1 loss, to finish 2nd behind Wellington. Canterbury posted a record of 9 wins and 1 loss, finishing 1st in the round robin. Wellington hosted the final against Canterbury. Canterbury lost 27–59 to North Harbour. In the 2002 Canterbury finished 2nd in the round robin, with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Canterbury are set to again be strong contenders for the Mitre 10 Cup this year after unveiling a 37-man squad on Wednesday that oozes depth and experience. The game, at Alpine Energy Stadium against Mid Canterbury, is part of a new Hanan Shield Challenge Series after the Heartland Championship was canned earlier in 2020 by New Zealand Rugby to save costs due to the impact of Covid-19. North Canterbury: As a result, only the top two sides would qualify for a final. Despite being expected to win easily, Taranaki, at full-time the score was tied at 27–27, forcing extra-time. Canterbury travelled to Hamilton to play Waikato in the semi-final. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Canterbury had to travel to Nelson, to play Tasman. However, Canterbury had only one defence of the shield, losing to Auckland 15–26. Players are listed by the decade they were first selected in and players in bold are current All Blacks. Shop Canterbury's range of official men's rugby shirts & jerseys for all the top Rugby teams. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. He succeeded in getting Canterbury clubs to adopt the rugby rules in 1876, but a visit by an Australian Victorian Rules football team in 1879 prompted him to push for the formation of a union. Canterbury defeated Hawke's Bay 20–3 in the semi-final. Canterbury had to travel to Hamilton to face Waikato in the final for the second time in two years. Temuka forward Solomone Lavaka has recovered from injury and will make his first South Canterbury rep rugby start for the season against Buller. Canterbury posted a record of 6 wins and 4 losses, allowing Canterbury to finish as the 2nd seed. Wees de eerste om “Rugby Nederland Team Hoody Senior Grey” te beoordelen, Copyright © Canterbury 2020 – proudly made by. Their Women's team is part of the Women's Provincial Championship. The Canterbury's main home ground was the 36,000-capacity AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Mo’unga is … Canterbury has a proud history associated with the Ranfurly Shield. Canterbury Women's FPC Rugby. 12:06am, 24 September 2020.